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Die4Ever

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Developer of Deus Ex Randomizer, StarCraft 2 Randomizer, RollerCoaster Tycoon Randomizer, Build Engine Randomizer, and Groovie 2 in ScummVM

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Die4Ever ,
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at this point I think we might need comments more than posts, there's lots of posts already but most of them are lacking comments

Die4Ever ,
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I haven't seen this, I only browse Subscribed not All

Die4Ever ,
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I think admins curating the feed is… Interesting but also kind of dangerous

just letting the admins set defaults would be better than forcing these choices upon their users, which I think is was the above user was suggesting, which is kinda what Reddit does with having default subs

The active sort still showing 2 days old posts is not ideal.

why not? if they're getting new comments then they're still active

Active (default): Calculates a rank based on the score [of the post] and time of the latest comment, with decay over time

it's like something inbetween Hot and classic forums-style sorting (New Comments sort in Lemmy)

but I do not think that should be the default sort method, instance admins can already adjust what the default sort method is

Die4Ever OP ,
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yea it's hard to understand why the 4.97 second video is a big deal just by watching it lol

Die4Ever ,
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Tournaments and also digital versions of the game. I think Scrabble might be popular on Facebook?

Discoverability of communities across instances

If the spirit of the fediverse is to spread everything across small instances, then i think it would be really important to make communities, especially niche communities, easier to discover across instances. Since it is not planned to crawl federated instances community catalog, i think instance admins, or maybe even the lemmy...

Die4Ever , (edited )
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For those thinking it may be due to Steam Deck with SteamOS, it's unlikely, at least not directly. StatCounter gather their info from web traffic across over 1.5 million sites globally. I doubt all that many browse the web regularly on Deck.

But also Steam hardware survey shows Linux at only 2%, and Steam Deck I think was only half of that? So these numbers for desktop usage are higher than what Steam is seeing.

Quick video demonstrating that lemmy.world sends every activity out twice ( i.imgur.com )

I realise this is a known issue and that lemmy.world isn't the only instance that does this. Also, I'm aware that there are other things affecting federation. But I'm seeing some things not federate, and can't help thinking that things would be going smoother if all the output from the biggest lemmy instance wasn't 50% spam....

Die4Ever ,
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Being able to respond to old posts is a good thing, like classic forums. I always hated that Reddit didn't allow you to do that, and Reddit also didn't have sort options for New Comments or Active.

Imagine if someone made a post about a tech issue, it ranked high on Google results, lots of people in the comments with the same issue, and you found the solution, but the post was too old to reply to.

Die4Ever ,
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It's there now, the crawler found you. Congrats!

Regarding sublinks and feeling concerned about what is going on with it ( lemmy.world )

Right now, I'm feeling concerned and wondering what is going on in regards to Sublinks here, since I have created a community for discussion on koalas about a week ago on here and have started and been doing work on it recently. But now I'm hearing about Sublinks and feeling concerned if I created it on the wrong instance or the...

Die4Ever , (edited )
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Also the moderation tools could've been Java and connect to the Lemmy database/API (maybe with some pull requests to add to Lemmy's API), which to me sounds a lot better than saying fuck it and rewriting everything, it could've lived in its own repo anyways

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I still feel like adding those API routes and making PRs is easier than a full rewrite, with less fragmentation too

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I believe there are a large number of feature requests on Lemmy’s GitHub page, making it difficult for developers to prioritize what’s truly important to users.

Btw GitHub allows you to sort issues by number of thumbs ups, and I believe the devs use this

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc

https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy-ui/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+sort%3Areactions-%2B1-desc

Die4Ever , (edited )
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Yeah we actually have a pretty good number of posts and votes but not enough comments in them usually

I guess because people post about the niche they're interested in, but there aren't enough people to always find many others interested in it too

Die4Ever ,
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I don't think the chosen language should matter that much, I'm just worried about the fragmentation of the contributors

duplicated work that could've just been done together, or as 3rd party tools that link to the base Lemmy database/API, or plugins/extensions eventually

Die4Ever ,
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Searchability is bad.

Growing a new community is hard. I wish people used lemmyverse more often.

Try this https://lemy.lol/post/19638974

Die4Ever , (edited )
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An issue for this has been filed https://github.com/LemmyNet/lemmy/issues/2951

For now, try this tool https://lemy.lol/post/19638974

Die4Ever , (edited )
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Phantasy Star Online for sure, Sonic Adventure 1, and Grandia 2

oh and Gauntlet Legends was also on Dreamcast!

Die4Ever , (edited )
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one day I'll probably play Blue Burst again, had a lot of fun on private servers

there are 2 Lemmy communities, but they aren't active

!pso

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maegul , to News from fediverse
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Plugins for fediverse platforms.

Where is this up to? Is anyone thinking along these lines?

I've seen @db0 espouse such (eg https://lemmy.dbzer0.com/comment/8581651) (sorry for the tag if annoying).

I've certainly thought of it myself ... because it's a pretty obvious idea for an ecosystem aiming for richness and sustainability.

Seems a perfect fit for reusable moderation tooling too, rather than each new platforms having that trouble.

This is essentially 's idea it seems.

@fediverse

Die4Ever ,
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When it comes to moderation tooling I'm honestly a little confused that there isn't more work or noise around a developing a sideloaded tool.

Yeah we just need volunteers to dedicate their time to it. But it's a lot easier to complain than it is to contribute.

Die4Ever ,
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So ffmpeg gets a few thousand dollars for such a simple answer/solution? Sounds good to me?

With discord planning to show ads, how can the fediverse/lemmy benefit from another proprietary program making itself worse? (Like it was with reddit)

Do you think that the fediverse has something to gain with the enshitfication of discord? Are there voice chat programs in the fediverse that can benefit from it?

Die4Ever ,
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I haven't tried matrix yet. What's a good instance I can create my community on and bridge with my discord? For gaming communities.

Die4Ever ,
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I guess, but I don't really want to contribute to the centralization all on the biggest instance

Die4Ever ,
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This reminds me of the designer of Deus Ex saying that the conspiracies are too real now lol

https://kotaku.com/warren-spector-thinks-deus-ex-is-too-real-for-2021-1846479651

"I’m not sure I’d make Deus Ex today. The conspiracy theories we wrote about are now part of the real world. I don’t want to support that.”

Die4Ever , (edited )
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would be nice if the communities page could show the date of the most recent post or something

but I guess anything with 0 users per month is obviously dead, unless it's like an infrequently used announcements community

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yea I'm not sure what the benefit is for the app compared to the website, I tried both and they seem identical except the app is using an older and less secure version of Chromium and in a separate process so it uses more RAM, and it doesn't benefit from my browser extensions

Die4Ever ,
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Can you share some example screenshots with links to the posts?

Die4Ever ,
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Active sort is not based on when the post was created, it's based on the age of the most recent comment. Those all have a lot of comments and upvotes so I think it makes sense for them to be at the top of Active.

https://join-lemmy.org/docs/users/03-votes-and-ranking.html

Die4Ever ,
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It only counts the single most recent comment, so a handful of recent comments or just 1 single recent comment makes no difference.

It's the combination of most recent comment with the number of upvotes. If this post's most recent comment is an hour old but the post has 300 upvotes, that's better than a post with a 10 minute old comment and only 10 upvotes for the post.

I'm not aware of any recent changes to it but idk for sure.

Vision Pro and Quest 3 Hand-tracking Latency Compared ( www.roadtovr.com )

Using a screen capture from the [Vision Pro] which views both the passthrough hand and the virtual hand, we can see how many frames it takes between when the passthrough hand moves and when the virtual hand moves. […] we found this to be about 3.5 frames. At the capture rate of 30 FPS, that’s 116.7ms. Then we add to that...

Die4Ever ,
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that's really high latency for Apple, definitely not made for gaming

of course I wish the Quest 3 had more accurate hand tracking, but I usually use the controllers anyways

Die4Ever ,
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Streetpass was fun, maybe someone could clone it as a mobile app

Die4Ever , (edited )
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https://pretendo.network/

pretty cool, but I feel like it would be unlikely to meet anyone else on Pretendo's Streetpass? Or maybe Streetpass was entirely peer to peer anyways?

Die4Ever ,
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I think the holdup is that previously SMS was paid for through your carrier, so Google can let any app use it and no one loses money. Now the main RCS instance is hosted by Google, and I guess Google doesn't want other apps freeloading on their servers since you're not paying for RCS directly like you are paying your carrier. It really sucks and I hope it gets resolved soon, especially with Apple joining in. We also need a good open source RCS server and client.

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